Lower Left Side Dull Constant Ache
Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:38 PM
Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:12 AM
Can anyone describe the pain they are having in there lower left abdomen, mine seems to be in the area of the hip bone also slightly over to the right and also near the top of my leg.. I guess I would described it as a gnawing burning pain or stabbing pain at times I can almost feel a spasm. I also have been having muscle spasms in other areas of my body like across my lower stomach which hold for a few seconds and release, that is painful... and on a scale of 1 to 10 I would say it is sometimes a 4 sometimes less and the stool seem to be thinner but that changes also and as someone has said in the middle of a bowel movement it has changed. These posts are helping me understand what is going on greatly, and I appreciate any replies Thank you...
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:13 PM
I have the same thing so how are thing going now? I see you have been off line since 2010 ish so maybe good, anyway please post update if you see this.
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Posted 28 January 2015 - 02:46 PM
Hello Ralph! It has been a while since your last post. I was wondering if you ever got a good diagnosis. My symptoms match your description to the letter. I have had CT Scans, x-rays, ultrasound, etc. I think the most puzzling thing about the symptoms is that it is everyday in the same region (just under the ribs on the left side and sometimes a sore back). I am a mid-50 year old male so that is different from you. Also in my imaging I discovered that I was born without a left side kidney so it is not related to my kidney. My spleen, pancreas and gall bladder appear to be normal. Anyhow, I hope to hear from you and I hope your problem has been resolved by now. BTW, my second CT Scan was more specific to my pancreas and I drank a solution in addition to the IV contrast.
Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:26 PM
Where is Ralph??? LOL! Maybe he is now fine and doesn't need us any more! I just joined, experiencing left, lower quadrant colon pain for the past month. Doctor thought it may be an infection and I took a round of Cepro. No help. Just had a CT scan today and await results. I had IBS years and years ago and have been fine until now. I thought it might be a lousy diet because we were redoing our kitchen for the past few months and I didn't eat healthy at all. I am assuming the CT scan will come back clean. I do not want another colonoscopy as I had one about 8 years ago and it came out fine. I strongly believe nothing is terribly wrong with my colon, just this annoying dull ache every day. I might try the peppermint Altoids and ask my doctor for an antispasmodic.
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 09:42 PM
Abdominal CT scan results back. Wow, that scan sure shows a lot! Among other things, cysts on my kidneys and liver (not to worry, according to the doctor...they are very small); small umbilical hernia; .3 mm nodule on my lung (not a worry, but she wants me to have a chest x-ray in 6 months); lastly, LOTS OF RETAINED STOOL IN COLON. This is why she thinks I have the pain. Could this be the cause of others' pain? She suggested I have a clear liquid diet for one day and see if that retained stool can move on out. I will take her advice and see how this plays out.
Posted 22 May 2015 - 04:13 AM
busymommy00, my CT showed some retained stoo. I did the colonoscopy preparation that cleaned out everything and I'd say it made little (or no) difference to my symptoms.
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Posted 22 May 2015 - 11:35 AM
Dang! How are you feeling now? What are you doing to minimize the discomfort? I am trying the liquid diet today and will see what happens. I will have a follow up appt. with my doctor next week.
Posted 23 May 2015 - 09:35 AM
Probably our conditions are different and what I am doing not necessarily will help you.
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